Question of the Day: Which Car Do You Want To Be Buried In?

Jonny Lieberman
by Jonny Lieberman
question of the day which car do you want to be buried in

Us car-journo types spill a lot of ink writing about interiors. Interiors? Yeah. You could have an otherwise perfectly fine vehicle let down by crap plastics and more crap plastics. Ford's Mustang comes to mind. In fact, I have zero interest in the new Challenger because of the sub-bargain-basement innards. Looking at the photos reminds me of Chrysler's Sebring, the most miserable modern vehicle I've ever experienced. My point? Interiors matter. In fact, some are so good that I want to spend eternity in them. But which one? Audis always get tossed around when kick-ass insides are discussed. No thank you. Too dark, too much metal and too engineered. That basically rules out anything from Germany. No one wants to be wrapped in a computer forever. What about jolly old England. Nice, indeed, but British cars pose two problems. One, they're too stuffy. Even though you're dead, you still want to breathe. Two, they're too German. If you've ever found yourself in a Bentley GT you were no doubt aghast at the Passat gear lever. This leaves only one country — Italy. And currently, only one car. Bury me in the Maserati Quattroporte Executive GT. You?

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  • Strippo Strippo on Mar 28, 2008
    A Volvo S80. May as well die comfy (best seats ever) and peacefully (serene Swedish styling). The airbags and the crash structure may give me an extra life. Opt for the T6 over the V8. The better turning radius will come in handy.

  • Joshvar Joshvar on Mar 28, 2008

    @Samir Syed A 1979 Pontiac Acadian. To come full circle. Literally lol'd at work. Well played. As for burial, I think most fitting would be something small, as I've always managed to be most attracted to cars I hardly fit in. So, I'd say a Honda S600/S800.

  • Carguy Carguy on Mar 28, 2008

    Nissan 240Z in metallic blue.

  • Pfingst Pfingst on Mar 28, 2008

    A 1985 Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3, gold exterior, beige interior. I like the "going full circle" idea, and if it were up to me, I'd still have that car. It might be a bit small to spend eternity in, though.